I have been selected to attend OCC 209!


Waiting for Selection Results of OCC 209

This post provides a status update regarding my application to OCS for OCC 209, including the results of my final PFT for the application.


Final PFT for OCC 209 Scheduled

I will be running my final PFT for my OCC 209 application on Friday, 4 November 2011.


Contracted as NFO for OCC 209

I am now under contract for the January 2012 officer candidate course (OCC) in the Naval Flight Officer program. This post explains what that means and provides an update on my physical fitness goals.


My Plan For Boosting My PFT Score

The most obvious reason that I was not selected for Officer Candidate School (OCS) by the August selection board was that my Physical Fitness Test (PFT) score was 20 points below other applicants' scores. That is easy to fix. This post reveals the detailed plan I have designed to boost my PFT score so that it won't be a reason to pass over me when the November board meets to make selections for the January class. In short: disciplined daily routines and measurable milestones.

Also mentioned are some other things my Officer Selection Officer (OSO) told me that encourage me in my efforts to become an officer of Marines and, finally, some lessons I have learned about myself.


Not Selected for OCS

I was not selected for the October 2011 Officer Candidate Course.


Waiting for Selection Results

This post provides a status update regarding my application to OCS. It does not provide all the details of the day I signed my contract as I had hoped to document. (Life has a way of moving too quickly to write everything down sometimes.)


Report on NAMI

In my last post, I noted that the next step was to travel down to the National Aeromedical Institute (NAMI) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida. I am pleased to report that I completed that trip 17-20 April. Here's the report.


Medically Qualified! [Updated]

This post discusses the news that I have been approved by DODMERB for military service and looks ahead to the next step—NAMI.

Update: PFT schedule.


Candidate/Applicant Get-together - FEB 2011

Below are the notes I had made in preparation of my report on a get-together I attended in Terre Haute in February 2011. I decided to post them as-is rather than delete them.

Posted 08 August 2011.


Today's OSO Meeting Notes

Today, 8 JAN 2011, I met with Captain Kline, Officer Selection Officer, USMC in Warsaw, IN. Here is a summary of what we discussed.